COMPETITIVE COMMUNITY BLOCK GRANT FUNDING AWARDED TO SUNBURY FOR CHESTNUT STREET PROJECT

(HARRISBURG) – – The state Department of Community and Economic Development has awarded the City of Sunbury $500,000 in competitive Community Development Block Grant(CDBG) funds in conjunction with the Chestnut Street reconstruction project, according to Senator John R. Gordner (R-27) and Representative Lynda Schlegel Culver.  The $1.5 million Chestnut Street project is expected to begin next year.

“In addition to reconstruction of the street, this project involves replacement of curbing and sidewalks, separation of storm and sewer infrastructure, and new lighting,” said Senator Gordner.  “As a major thoroughfare through the city, Chestnut Street is an important link and is in need of repair.”

“The project is also important to connect the newly renovated Riverfront Park along Front Street to the new Albright Community Center, the Degenstein Library and other cultural and recreational projects,” said Representative Culver.  “This will provide a modern and safe route for vehicle and pedestrian traffic alike.”

In addition to the competitive CDBG funding, the City will utilize part of its regular CDBG allocation, Liquid Fuels funds and city funds to complete the project.

CONTACT:  Todd B. Roup (717) 787-8928